Career women across different sectors talk about juggling multiple roles, battling mummy guilt, the proverbial work-life balance, and enjoying the best of two worlds.

Mums are efficient power machines


Vyoma Pandit, Joint CMO – Shriram Properties

To me, being a working mother while being extremely tough is also a boon in a way. Motherhood is a course in efficiency, multi-tasking and crisis management. I see mums as these very efficient power machines; if you are looking for productivity at its best, go hire a mom!

As a CMO, I spend 10 action-packed hours at work every day, 6 days a week. And hence what matters is the quality of the few hours before and after work I have with my two-and-a-half-year old son Avyay. Whether it’s creating your little rituals or doing a crazy dance jig with him to de-stress at the end of the day, it’s important you find your own way to bond. I also try and keep Sunday as family day and give my kid that extra time and new experiences. In fact, I don’t think I would’ve been so focused on the quality of time with the kid if I were a stay-at-home mom.

Another big support in the life of a working mother is her own moms. Both my mother and mother-in-law have been working women and I’m extremely blessed to have them come down and support me with raising my kid.  Most women in India drop out of their jobs because of lack of child support. What India needs today to get more moms back into the workforce is affordable day care and eliminating the taboo around working women not making good mothers. “

Other professional women covered in the article are:

  • Divya Gokulnath, Co-founder – Byju’s
  • Rati Shetty, Co-founder & CPO – BankBazaar
  • Lina Ashar, Founder – Kangaroo Kids Education
  • Rakhee Vaswani – Celebrity Chef
  • Shona Urvashi , Founding Partner – Twism Design Productions
  • Priti Rathi Gupta, Managing Director & Promoter – Anand Rathi Share & Stock Brokers Ltd
  • Bidisha Nagaraj, CMO – Schneider Electric India
  • Dr Garima Singh, Co-founder and CEO –
  • Meghna Agarwal, Co-founder and COO – IndiQube
  • Asha Gupta, Designer – ashagautam
  • Priyanka Dhavan-Nair, Brand Manager, Pressto
  • Anita Uvraj, Design Partner – HomeLane
  • Rachel Goenka, Founder & CEO – The Chocolate Spoon Company Private Limited
  • Geeta Khurana, Global Head – Transformation, Denave
  • Garima Sharda, Associate Design Manager, NXP Semiconductorsx

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This article was originally published on YourStory on Mothers Day, 2018-

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